[mythtv-users] Graphite and Arclight Themes

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 04:34:54 UTC 2010

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 5:05 PM, Chris Pinkham <cpinkham at bc2va.org> wrote:
> * On Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 09:50:37PM -0500, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>> On 12/3/2010 21:08, Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
>> >On 4 December 2010 10:28, Robert McNamara<robert.mcnamara at gmail.com>
>> >wrote:
>> >>Hello all,
>> >>
>> >>Future development of the Graphite and Arclight themes will be taking
>> >>place outside of the MythTV source repository, and they are as of now
>> >>no longer available from any MythTV site.  For the latest version of
>> >>either, you can download:
>> >>
>> >>http://www.fecitfacta.com/Arclight.tar.gz
>> >>http://www.fecitfacta.com/Graphite.tar.gz
>> >>
>> >>Source control and version tracking may become available at a future
>> >>date.  Thanks for your continued interest.
>> >Why ?
>> >
>> >isn't the git themes repo not good ?
>> The plan is that themes will no longer be distributed with MythTV.
>> There will be one base theme included in the core, and everything else
>> will be available through the theme downloader.
> Just to clarify, this will not preclude a developer from keeping his theme
> in the MythTV/myththemes repository on github.  If a theme is being
> maintained by a core developer, it can continue to live on in the repository.
> There just isn't much need to create tarballs or packages containing all those
> themes if they are individually downloadable via the theme downloader.
> Packagers will also be free to package up what they want, including themes
> from the MythTV/myththemes repository or 3rd party themes if the themer
> allows.  Users don't have to download themes from the theme download site,
> but it could save bandwidth or disk space for the user if they can
> install/remove themes at-will rather that installing a mythtv themes package
> that includes lots of themes they'll never use.
> What to do with the current 3rd party themes inside MythTV/myththemes hasn't
> been discussed yet.

I must say it has always peeved me being on mythbuntu auto builds and
having all the theme packages download on every (almost daily) update.
So much so that I removed all except the one I use (arclight).

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